Regional publisher Trinity Mirror has axed two of its divisional managing directors in a fresh management shake-up.
Bob Cuffe, boss of Trinity’s North-East subsidiary ncjMedia, is set to leave the business along with his North West and North Wales counterpart Warren Butcher.
Trinity Mirror has confirmed it has entered into consultations with both men, who were the last survivors of the company’s old regional management structure.
The move follows a pre-Christmas restructure which saw Steve Anderson Dixon become managing director for its North West and Wales businesses and Simon Edgley taking charge of the South, Midlands and North-East.
Bob was advertising director at the Teesside Gazette before becoming MD there in 2007.
His role was later enlarged to take in Newcastle-based ncjMedia after David Simms left to become publisher of the Leicester Mercury last year.
Bob also wrote a weekly column in one of the ncjMedia titles, The Journal, but this ceased when he became regional MD.
Other Trinity regional MDs who have departed in the past year include David Sharrock, who left his role as MD of MEN Media last autumn, and John Griffiths, who retired as boss of BPM Media in July.